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Rumors of new cell phone law unfounded

Posted July 1, 2008 11:16 a.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2008 11:17 a.m. EDT

North Carolina does not require a hands-free device for drivers using their cell phones, despite widespread rumors of a new law.

 E-mails have circulated for months that the state would enact new laws limiting cell phone use in North Carolina.

State law prohibits cell phone use for drivers under the age of 18 and for bus drivers, but no new restrictions are being considered.

The states of California and Washington have new laws going into effect July 1, but North Carolina does not.